Posts from January 2021

Confronting Cultural Barriers

I wrote this in 2017 for the Gospel Coalition while serving in Saskatchewan, Canada. It was a cold and gloomy late December afternoon when my family and I approached the Canadian border. We were mentally prepared for a more bitter winter than the ones we’d grown accustomed to in Chicago. Whenever we would reveal to…

M L K

I knew exactly what I needed to do. One of my classmates was in serious trouble for something I knew deep down in my heart he did not do.  I was standing only a few feet away from the principal’s office, but it felt as if I stood on the other side of a deep ravine. …

What If . . .?

Imagine a place where people can find freedom from being identified by a particular political label.  Instead of wondering whether someone is a democrat or republican, liberal or conservative, they are respected and valued simply as being someone who is made in the image of God.  What if we began to see one another as…